Dead presidents. All of them. And I’m not talking about American currency. A necromancer raised ALL of the dead presidents from their graves, in hopes of them restoring order to the country. All of them returned evil, and with an intent to destroy the country and create a new America. Agent Preston, of S.H.I.E.L.D., has requested Deadpool to re-kill all the dead presidents.
Every dead president is in this story arc. Washington, Garfield, Nixon, Lincoln, Reagan, Truman. The story is a good history lesson because there were presidents I forgot all about. Actually there are names I don’t even remember at all. Thank goodness Agent Preston knows them all.
Deadpool #6 is the final issue of this arc. And Deadpool is himself as always. But remember, he’s the Merc With a Mouth. Witty, talkative, sociopath, violent. But he always gets the job done. I always laugh while reading Deadpool, but there’s one panel that brought tears to my eyes. The panel where he told Washington, “No more jokes.” I won’t spoil it. You’ll just have to read it. I’ll just say that it touched me because it shows the sensitive side of Deadpool.
PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN BEWARE: Wherever Deadpool goes, violence follows. This is one series young children should not be reading. There’s constant slicing and dicing. Blood and guts everywhere.
So far I am really liking this Marvel NOW! title. Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan are the writers. Dialogue is well-written and full of jokes. It’s Deadpool, so that’s a given. The presidents are both scary and funny. I laughed from the beginning to the end.
Tony Moore is the penciler, and Val Staples is the colorist. These two are great visual storytellers. Staples did an excellent job on the colors, especially with the presidents and all the explosions.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
I recommend this Marvel NOW! series. But only for the mature audience.